The One Guide You Need To Navigate Sustainability In Your Company

February 16, 2022

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TO THE MARKET Sustainability Guide

Sustainability is a process, but it’s not easy to know where to start. If you’re interested in learning how you can reduce your environmental footprint and source eco-friendly products, we created this simple guide to help you navigate the terminology, materials, and sustainability certifications.

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Here are some of the things you'll learn from our Sustainability Guide!

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From least sustainable to most sustainable sourcing, the TO THE MARKET Sustainability Guide walks you through some of the most commonly used fabrics and introduces you to what they are, what is being measured for certification, how environmentally responsible they are, and the carbon footprint they each have. 

  1. Recycled Cotton - What is it and how does it have a positive impact?
  2. Organic Cotton - What is it and how does it have a positive impact?
  3. Organic Hemp - What is it and how does it have a positive impact?
  4. Organic Linen - What is it and how does it have a positive impact?
  5. Tencel Lyocell - What is it and how does it have a positive impact?
  6. Recycled Polyester - What is it and how does it have a positive impact
  7. Econyl - What is it and how does it have a positive impact?

Sustainability Standards and Certifications

Sustainability standards and certifications are voluntary guidelines used by global farmers, makers, manufacturers, and retailers, to showcase their commitment to good environmental, social, ethical, and safety practices. Some of the most commonly used sustainable certifications in apparel, accessories, and home goods manufacturing are explained in the TO THE MARKET Sustainability Guide.

  1. GOTS (Global Organic Textile Standards) - What does it mean and why is it important?
  2. B - Corps - What does it mean and why is it important?
  3. Fair Trade - What does it mean and why is it important?
  4. Oeko - Tex - What does it mean and why is it important?
  5. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) - What does it mean and why is it important?

Download the Sustainability Guide

At TO THE MARKET, we’ve spent years developing a modern sustainable supply chain that protects our planet and empowers people. We would love to help you map out a path to adding sustainably and ethically produced apparel, accessories, and home goods into your offerings, like we’ve done for Bloomingdale's, Free People, TJ Maxx, Nordstrom Rack, Madewell, and many others.

Because sustainability and ethical sourcing is a process and journey we’re on together, we’d love to share our learnings with you and help you to make the best choices for your business, your people, and planet. 

Would you like to learn more about how we can partner together to make a difference in the world?

We would be happy to show you how your supply chain can incorporate sustainably and ethically sourced apparel, accessories, and home goods.

We can even give you a quote if you have something in mind. Please reach out! Contact Us

 



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